Jared Ficklin Posted over 2 years ago Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!) I totally agree with you! When I went to created these renderings of song I went for my aesthetic over pure information. I have found when people spend more time with them they get more from them not just in an aesthetic sense. They see more information in them then purer forms of rendering. I am very comfortable with the reasons you have given. I did not have time to go into the algorithm. But for the Nirvana songs I have an image of Kurt Cobaine himself taken during the famous unplugged performance. I plot the waveform over that image in a manner that adjusts the scale of the data to a pleasant way. I then crawl along the wave form and sample a pixel sized based on amplitude of a frequency matching an FFT I am iterating through. I then plot the channels L & R starting from center out, low to high frequency. It is indeed a very simple algorithm and also a descontruction in a way. The result is Rorschach looking and people definitely put interpretation to it.